iPhone – Set-up Calendar


You want to make sure set up your GMAIL account before you add your contacts and calendar to your IOS device.


You have 2 CALENDAR options on your IOS device and both will sync with all of your devices and computer and are stored in the cloud…

  • OPTION 1 – Download the Google Calendar APP
    (If you use iCloud, an Exchange account, Outlook, or another email solution, there’s less reason to make the leap — the only negative currently is not being able to change the categories once you have added an event.)
  • OPTION 2 – Set up the iPhone settings to sync with G-Calendar


  • APP_G-Calendar2First download the app to your devices [iphone, iPad]…https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/google-calendar/id909319292?mt=8
  • Then login to the app with your google account.
  • Benefits…
    • Events from Gmail – Flight, hotel, concert, restaurant reservations and more are added to your calendar automatically.
    • To-dos on your calendar – Use Reminders to create and view to-dos alongside your events.
    •  A new Schedule View – See your schedule at a glance with photos and maps of the places you’re going.
    • Assists to fill in your calendar – You can quickly create events with smart suggestions for event titles, places and people.
    • Different ways to view your calendar – Speedily switch between viewing a single day to getting an overview of multiple days at once.
    • All your calendars in one, easy place – Google Calendar works with all calendars on your phone, including Exchange and iCloud.
  • Cons… One huge fail that is that you cannot change the calendar account category that the event is assigned to once the event has been created.

OPTION 2 – iPHONE default CALENDAR – Sync Google Calendar

STEP 1… add account to your Phone

  1. Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
  2. Select Mail, Contacts, Calendars.
  3. Now select Add Account… under Accounts.
  4. Tap Other.
  5. Choose Add CalDAV Account under Calendars.
  6. Fill in each FIELD…
    For the SERVER field, enter www.google.com
    Then your gmail account USER NAME [ie: jane@gmail.com]
    Then your gmail account PASSWORD
    Then put “google calendar” under DESCRIPTION
  7. Tap Next.

STEP 2… Sync your new acct with Google Acct

Your  iPhone Calendar can only sync with one calendaring source (ie: google or outlook).

  1. Go to Google Sync using the BROWSER on your phone… m.google.com/sync/settings/
  2. Select your iPhone under Manage devices. (it should show all your devices)
  3. This should take you to your CALENDAR SETTINGS.
    Choose which calendars you want to sync to your phone.
  4. Tap Save and then close the Browser App.